Cereal Box Mosaic

Ever visit a Soup Kitchen? Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic, CT is really special. Besides serving lunch and breakfast, they also have a pantry where food is rotated and shelved according to date. The bright cans and boxes seem to jump out and appear much more attractive than possible on a grocery store shelf.

Cereal Box Mosaic HOW TO-


  • Cereal boxes, (or any other bright snack / food boxes with lots of large color areas)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard (if you want to hang it)


Step 1 Lightly draw a picture on a piece of paper, this will be the outline of the image you will be making a mosaic of. Do not shade it or put a lot of details in it.

Step 2 Grab your cereal boxes or other boxes, and cut or shred the paper into small pieces. You can make regular pieces, like squares or triangles, or let the shapes be irregular for a different effect.

Step 3 Glue your pieces of paper over the sketch you just made. Leave a small gap between each piece for a tiled effect, or place them close together or overlapping for a different look.

Step 4 Let it dry. If you'd like to keep it sturdy and able to hang on walls, glue onto a thick piece of cardboard.



  • You can use different shapes and sizes in your mosaic to add a little more originality to your mosaic.
  • Think about your project, don't make it mundane.
  • You can make your mosaic look like something concrete, such as a tiger or a fountain, or you can simply make interesting patterns, or make a picture of a friend with your mosaic.
  • Look at tile floors and tile mosaics for inspiration.
  • You can make your mosaic from rice, paper, candy, basically anything you want!
Be Careful
  • Be careful when using scissors.
  • Be careful when using super glue, craft glue is preferable.


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To see more craft ideas visit: Karen's Crafts page



Cereal Box Mosaic

Step 1 Draw your design

Step 2 Cut paper shapes

Step 3 glue them down

The Finished Mosaic!



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